Sunday, May 3, 2015

22 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along: 22 weeks pregnant...well on the day this is posted, I'm 22.5...but I took the picture on Thursday, exactly 22 weeks. Due September 3rd!

Gender: Officially a baby BOY!!

Total weight gain: Up 10.5 lb.

Exercise: Unfortunately, my exercise plans for this pregnancy look very different. Between the subchorionic hemorrhage and the complete placenta previa, I have been limited to just walking. However, this week my placenta has moved, so I was cleared to do light jogging and weights, so I jogged twice this week. It felt AMAZING!! Shockingly, I wasn't winded and I had to hold back. I'm hoping that my placenta continues to move, and I'll be cleared to get back at it!!

Maternity clothes: Still no maternity clothes. I live in workout clothes, dresses, and the pair of normal shorts I bought a couple sizes up.

Miss anything: This isn't pregnancy-related, but I'm missing my hubby. We are 2 weeks into his hospital stay, and I miss him!

Movement: I'm feeling this little guy move all the time. He's an active little bugger. I love it!

Have you started to show: I think so, especially at the end of the day. I'm pretty sure anyone that sees me would guess I'm pregnant, unless I'm holding Baby N, then it's debatable if it's just a lingering baby bump from the 5 month old in my arms.

Stretch marks: This is a tricky one. I never got stretch marks on my belly with Mckenna. But ever since puberty I've had stretch marks on my thighs, tush, and hips. They are very fine and you only really see them when the light hits them right. So there's a good chance that I got more with Mckenna, I just have no idea. My guess is I may be getting more as we speak, I just can't see them in comparison to what is already there!

Belly button in or out: It's in...and looks like a massive goiter in tight shirts.

Wedding rings on or off: On, when I actually wear them! I take them off for exercise, showers, and sleeping...and with my baby brain and pregnancy brain, I often forget to put them back on!

Sleep: I sleep like any other mom with a 3.5 year old and a 5.5 month old! I have been a little more tired the last couple weeks, but I think just from single-momming it!

Labor signs: None. I'm hoping none for a very, very long time. But I am having noticeable Braxton Hicks contractions already. I get them when my bladder is full, during exercise, when he's really active, and for no reason at really, I just get them all the time.

Best moment of this week: This week we had an ultrasound to check on my complete previa - to see if it had moved since our ultrasound 4 weeks ago. The ultrasound tech (4 weeks ago) said that she didn't know if it would move, that the end of it looked pretty "fixed." Studies show that complete previas are the least likely to move by delivery, so I wasn't very confident that it would move very much in 4 weeks, or delivery. But ever since that ultrasound I was praying, boldly, that at this ultrasound the placenta would have moved, and not only moved, but that it would only be a marginal previa. It was a bold request, but I know our God can do anything. Well the ultrasound showed my placenta moved...and not just a little. And it's not even considered moved more than that! It now is considered a low lying placenta. It needs to move more for me to be totally cleared on my activity restrictions and to deliver vaginally, but there is plenty of it's looking good. GOD IS SOOO GOOD!!